Latest Scandinavian Sustainability News

Norwegian Embassy Bangkok met Multiconsult

On 22 April, Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Mr. Vegard Holmelid, had a meeting at the Embassy with representatives from the Norwegian engineering consultancy company Multiconsult. In the meeting, the many possibilities for closer Thai-Norwegian cooperation within the energy sector were discussed, as well as how the Embassy can contribute in this regard, reports the Norwegian Embassy…

Palm oil industry needs sustainability, not boycotting

The consumption of palm oil is on the rise and this adds a serious threat to the climate and many endangered species. Palm oil is found in almost half of all consumables in supermarkets, and boycotting is not the solution. Experts call for a sustainable palm oil production. It is almost that season again. The…

Danish-supported new Indonesia marine plastic debris report

With Danish support, the World Bank and Indonesia has provided, in a new report launched in late February, important recommendations on how to combat the issue of marine plastic debris in Indonesia. A government cooperation between Indonesia and Denmark will focus on national policies and regulations for reduction and treatment of solid waste. Source: Embassy…

Singapore delegation visited Stockholm Arlanda, Swedavia

A delegation with representatives from organisations such as Singapore Airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and Changi Airport have visited Swedavia to learn more about the airport’s work to reduce its climate impact, with bio aviation fuel being a key factor. The delegation also made a visit to Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s fuel depot to…

Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change in debate on Vietnamese tv-show

The Swedish Ambassador for Climate Change Lars Ronnås and Dr Jacob Granit, Director-General of the Swedish Marine and Water Agency, both appeared on the Vietnamese talk-show Bizline earlier this week. The topic of the debate was economic solutions to the global warming issue. As it is stated in the beginning of the debate, Sweden was…

Shenzhen – China’s fast-growing Silicon Valley

Swedish journalist Johan Nylander’s book draws big attention Swedish correspondent and journalist Johan Nylander is well situated to follow the development in mainland China. Based in Hong Kong since 2011 he has recently launched a book about China’s technology and innovation wonder that is Shenzhen. Today this is the fastest growing city in history, which…

Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

Swedish minister criticizes EU’s stand on Malaysian palm oil

Palm oil is wrongfully discriminated against by the European Union. The notable message was delivered to reporters by the Swedish Minister for Entrepreneur and Innovation, Mikael Damberg, at the Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit last week. On the 17th of January this year, the EU voted to begin phasing out palm oil from the EU energy…

Sweden/EU arranged ‘A Plastic Ocean’ Singapore screenings

Embassy of Sweden together with EU Delegation, Embassy of Belgium and SwedCham arranged two sold out screening in Singapore of the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on 3 and 8 February. The thought-provoking film was followed by an insightful panel discussion moderated by Ashwin Subramanian from Gone Adventurin, and the panellists were Ms Hailin Pek, ZeroWaste…